Saturday, July 6, 2013

Crohn's Colitis And Yoga

Yoga is such a great exercise for everyone.

Yoga is especially good for patients with Crohn's disease and Colitis.

Yoga is great for IBS, too. Some natural practitioners use Yoga for pain reduction, tension and stress reduction. Many people benefits from relaxation techniques because our lives are so stressful. We were simply not made to be under constant stress.

Here is a sample Yoga pose for patients with Crohn's disease, colitis, IBS, celiac disease and other gastro-intestinal disorders:

Cobra position

Breathe in and, as you breathe out, try to tighten your stomach and buttock muscles and slowly raise your chest and middle torso by pressing your palms and hips into the floor.

Try lifting as far as you can without causing back pain, but the more flexible you are, the more you will be able to straighten your arms and raise your torso into full cobra.

Hold for a few breaths then slowly roll back down to the start position.

Having a natural health coach or wellness coach can be very useful for those suffering with chronic diseases. Functional medicine is a great healing method to regain your health back. Many Functional medicine practitioners recommend Yoga for Crohn's disease, colitis and other chronic problems. The key here is to get to the root/cause of the problem to health the existing condition.

Yoga can set your mind to stay calm, peaceful, forgiving and rested. That state of mind is the key for natural healing. Medications are wonderful for many cases, especially for emergency situations. But there's so much can be done with medications. No one with a conventional medical practice can cure Crohn's disease yet. so you need to become proactive with out healing process and look for alternative ways to get better.

Another Yoga pose for Crohn's and Colitis:

Standing Forward Bend

This posture is suppose to help with digestion. Most Crohn's disease patients have digestion problems. This pose can stimulate the liver and kidneys. Standing forward bend can help relieving anxiety and mild depression.

Start by standing up straight then, as you breathe out, slowly hinge forward at your hips.

Then bend over with a straight back, stretching your spine out and away from your hips as you fold forward. If you're flexible enough, place your palms flat on the floor with your legs straight. If not, try bending your arms and hold onto your elbows and relax deeper into the stretch with each exhalation. Try staying in this posture for at least 30 seconds, breathing deeply throughout.

I wish you great health!

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